Monday, July 11, 2011

Burned...

my finger while making the caramel for the popped corn today. Amazing how one tiny little burn can hurt SO MUCH! After the past week of serious baking, which equals a freezer packed and ready for the tent meeting:), this once again turned my thoughts to what the lost are facing after this life. I think this little burn hurts and I can't imagine what it would be like to be living in fire day after day. It gives me great sadness to think of those in the past who have rejected the Lord and in the present day of those that think they don't need him. Thinking about the rich man who begged for just a bit of water when he was in Hell. I ran cold water on my little burned finger for 5 minutes and it still hurts! I put ice on it and it still hurts! I don't believe that I'm going to Heaven because I'm better than anyone else. It's only because of the mercy and grace of God that has saved me. Accepting 14 years ago that I was a sinner and that I couldn't save myself. Believing that Jesus had died on the cross to pay the price for MY sins and that He was the only one that could save me. That was an AMAZING day! Feeling released from the guilt of my sin and the fear of death. When the kids ask me if I'm afraid to die I can truly say, "no". For those reading this that are unsaved, this gift of salvation is offered to ALL who ask! For those who say, "what if there is no Heaven or Hell?" I have no doubts about that, but if I were wrong, what do I have to lose believing the way I do and serving the one who created me?" If the unsaved are wrong they have everything to lose. Once we die, there is no second chance. We face the Lord and the unsaved will hear, "depart from me, I never knew you". If you're reading this and you aren't save, it's not too late. Romans 10:3 says, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved". Romans 10:9-11 says, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed." God sent His ONLY son Jesus to die for the sins of the world. For ME and for YOU! It's the most wonderful gift and it's free to us. Not to Jesus, who had to suffer and die for us, but the fact that He willingly gave HIS life for mine is SO AMAZING! Life here on earth, in light of what He did, seems so trivial, BUT He has a purpose for us. He wants us to tell others what He did. To spread the Gospel, to see others saved!
As the week for our tent meetings has gotten closer and closer the Lord has been burdening me more and more to pray for the town of Kindersley, the surrounding towns, Canada, our missionaries, friends from the past, and those in the States. Praying for at least one more Revival before He returns for us. I get more excited as each week passes to see the Lord return for us, but also more burdened for those living around me. Friends, neighbors, family that feel they're okay, they don't need anything more... The saddest part is that most of them are such "nice, sweet" people. If that were the key to getting into Heaven, they'd have it made for sure. The problem is that God has said in His WORD that there is only one way to get to Heaven and that is through Jesus and what He did on the cross. Admitting we're sinners(we all are). Confessing that sin, asking for forgiveness and believing that Jesus's blood, shed on the cross, can save you. It's so simple and yet it's harder for most people to do than trying to be good and thinking they can "earn" their way into Heaven. So, some of those who may "stumble" upon this blog may have a choice to make. Do you go on living the same way as before, or is today the day that you ask the Lord to save you? I don't know all those who read this, but God does:). He CREATED each one of us, formed us in the womb. HE knows who needs to be saved and desires that ALL would be saved. Unfortunately, many people still choose not to. If this makes a difference to even one person, It will be Worth It All:).

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I think the exact same thing when I burn myself! I think..."wow,if this little burn hurts this bad, what must hell be like?!?" It's so heartbreaking to think of the lost that are headed there or are there already. Thanks for this post. I hope many stumble upon it!

    PS. when I have a burn like that, I use one of the kids ice packs (the ones that go in lunch boxes to keep their drinks cold) and just hold it on my finger or whatever and it's really nice!

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